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What is a domain transfer lock?
Updated Tuesday September 15th 2020 / Category Domain Names

Most domain names can be “locked”, which means you cannot transfer it between domain name registrars unless you unlock the domain name.

How do I enable transfer lock on my domain name?

If the type of domain you have supports the transfer lock feature, you can enable by following these steps:

  1. Login to VIPControl
  2. Navigate to My Services > Domain Names
  3. Click Manage next to the domain name
  4. Click Transfer Lock under under Security
  5. Click Enable Transfer Lock

What domain names can’t I enable transfer lock on?

Most domain name extensions support the transfer lock functionality. At the moment .AU domain names cannot be locked.

Special Transfer Locks

There are some scenarios in which a transfer lock will automatically be applied to a domain name. They are:

  • If you have registered a domain name within the last 60 days, the domain name will be locked and it cannot be transferred
  • If you change the registrant contact details for a domain name, the domain will be locked for 60 days.
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