[thelist] whois and locked

Sales @ Lycosa sales at lycosa.co.uk
Mon Oct 5 17:54:53 CDT 2009

Certain gTLD domains have a registry lock (.com, .net, etc), which prevents
unauthorised transfer, and is not related to the DNS at all. The admin
contact will have control over this lock. It needs to be unlocked to allow
transfer of the domain to another domain registrar. Some gTLD's do not have
registry locks (*.uk).

The DNS can be changed without unlocking the domain, so if need be, your
customer can continue to keep the domain with their current registrar, but
point the domain to a different server.

If you definitely need to transfer the domain, your customer will need to
unlock the domain, or ask their domain registrar to do this. Then you
initiate a domain transfer in the usual way.


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