How do I remove the "clientTransferProhibited" status from my Route 53 domain?

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The status of my Amazon Route 53 domain is "clientTransferProhibited".

Short description

The domain registries for all generic top-level domains (TLDs) and several geographic TLDs provide the option to lock your domain. Locking a domain prevents someone from transferring the domain to another registrar without your permission.

If you activate transfer lock for a domain, then the status updates to clientTransferProhibited. To remove this status, deactivate the transfer lock.


Note: If you receive errors when running AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) commands, make sure that you're using the most recent AWS CLI version.

  1. Open the Amazon Route 53 console.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Registered domains.
  3. Select the name of the domain that you want to update.
  4. For Transfer Lock, choose Disable.
  5. Choose Save.

Or, you can run the following command in the AWS CLI:

aws route53domains disable-domain-transfer-lock \      
    --region us-east-1 \

Note: Replace the AWS Region and domain name placeholders with your corresponding values.

Related information

Locking a domain to prevent unauthorized transfer to another registrar


AWS OFFICIALUpdated a year ago