clientTransferProhibited is a Client Status EPP Code that relates to Top Level Domains and is defined by ICANN.

If you do a Whois search on a TLD (e.g. .com, .net, org) then you will see the status of the domain name.

Let’s say you want to transfer your domain name from your current Registrar to Pickaweb. Before you do this you need to check that the status is showing as ‘ok’ rather than ‘clientTransferProhibited’.

If that is showing then that means that the domain name is locked and can not be transferred. This is intended to protect the domain owner so that the domain name can not be transferred to another company without their permission.

What Happens If My Domain Name Is Locked – How Do I Unlock My Domain Name?

If you want to unlock your domain name you just need to do this via your domain management area. Pickaweb’s domain name management area is here.

I hope you found this article useful on what clientTransferProhibited means.

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