When you transfer a domain name to us, problems can occur. On the Pending Transfers page in
the Domain Manager, the Status and Admin Email columns provide information on how to resolve
problems with your transfers. Refer to the list below to resolve problems with your incoming
If one of the following error messages displays:
•Error: Domain locked— You must unlock your domain name at your current registrar, and
then click Restart transfer now.
•Error: Privacy enabled — You must cancel the privacy for your domain name at your current
registrar and change your administrative contact’s (admin) email address (if necessary). Then,
click Restart transfer now.
•Error: Invalid authorization code— You entered an invalid authorization code for your
domain name transfer. Click Update authorization codeto re-enter it.
•Error: Transfer rejected— Your current registrar rejected your domain name transfer. Contact
your current registrar to resolve outstanding issues, and then repurchase the transfer in your
account with us.
If your domain name is stuck in No action required: Initializing status:
Normally, this status means that we are initiating your domain name transfer. However, if you
registered or transferred the domain name in the past 60 days, ICANN policysays that you
cannot transfer it. In this case, the Recommended Action for your transfer says, “You can only
transfer domains that were last registered or transferred more than 60 days ago. We’ll re-initiate
this transfer when the domain is eligible.”
Your domain name will remain in this status until we can re-initiate the transfer (if it becomes
eligible per ICANN policy), or until the transfer expires (30 days from purchase). If your transfer
expires, contact our support team for assistance.
If you did not receive the transfer IDs required to authorize the transfer:
The Admin Email column displays the administrative contact’s (admin) email address for the
domain name, as listed in the Whois database. Depending on the situation, you might need to
update your admin email address, update our records, or resend the transfer IDs to your admin
For additional help with transfers, see the Transfers and Account Changessection of our Help
Center. You can also contact our 24/7 support team for assistance.