Amazon Route 53
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-04-01)

Locking a Domain to Prevent Unauthorized Transfer to Another Registrar

The domain registries for all generic TLDs and many geographic TLDs let you lock a domain to prevent someone from transferring the domain to another registrar without your permission. To determine whether the registry for your domain lets you lock the domain, see Domains That You Can Register with Amazon Route 53. If locking is supported and you want to lock your domain, perform the following procedure. You can also use the procedure to disable the lock if you want to transfer a domain to another registrar.

To lock a domain to prevent unauthorized transfer to another registrar

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Route 53 console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Registered Domains.

  3. Choose the name of the domain that you want to update.

  4. Choose Enable (to lock the domain) or Disable (to unlock the domain).

  5. Choose Save.

  6. If you encounter issues while locking a domain, you can contact AWS Support for free. For more information, see Contacting AWS Support About Domain Registration Issues.