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What does: serverTransferProhibited or clientTransferProhibited in Whois mean?

serverTransferProhibited Registy-Lock-Possibility

In some cases, the registry will block certain domains for transfer. Most of the time it is domains that are connected to legal cases. Should that be the case with your domain we will gladly try to solve the problem at the registry.

ICANN Definition: This status code prevents your domain from being transferred from your current registrar to another. It is an uncommon status that is usually enacted during legal or other disputes, at your request, or when a redemptionPeriod status is in place.

This status may indicate an issue with your domain that needs to be addressed promptly. You should contact your registrar to request more information and resolve the issue. If your domain does not have any issues, and you simply want to transfer it to another registrar, you must first contact your registrar and request that they work with the Registry Operator to remove this status code.

clientTransferProhibited Registar-Lock (transfer block of 60 days after new registration, transfer or holder change

„clientTransferProhibited“ means that the transfer request was denied on registry level. This is a safety mechanism to prevent non authorised transfers.

This status can only be changed by the “registrant”. Please contact your domain provider.

ICANN Definition: Alternatively, some Registry Operators offer a Registry Lock Service that allows registrants, thought their registrars to set this status as an extra protection against unauthorized transfers. Removing this status can take longer than it does for clientTransferProhibited because your registrar has to forward your request to your domain’s registry and wait for them to lift the restriction.

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