Locking a domain to prevent unauthorized transfer to another registrar - Amazon Route 53

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.

Note

We're updating the domains console for Route 53. During the transition period, you can continue to use the old console.

Choose the tab for the console that you are using.

New console
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 https://console.aws.amazon.com/route53/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Registered Domains.

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

  4. On the Details section, in the Actions dropdown, choose Turn on transfer lock or Turn off transfer lock, depending on whether you want to turn the transfer lock on or off.

    You can navigate to the Requests page to see the progress of your request.

  5. 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.

Old console
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 https://console.aws.amazon.com/route53/.

  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.

In WHOIS search, this status shows up as: clientTransferProhibited. Some TLDs might have these statuses in addition:

  • clientUpdateProhibited

  • clientDeleteProhibited