How to Turn On Transfer Lock for a Domain

Most extensions have a transfer protection mechanism, that consists of a lock that can be put on the domain. When the transfer lock is enabled, the domain can’t be transferred.


Only individuals with the right permissions, such as an owner or administrative contact, can access the authorization code for domain transfers.


Not all extensions have the ability to place a transfer lock. For example, most two letter extensions (country codes like “.uk” and “.fr”) do not have this feature.

To transfer a domain away from Gandi, you must disable the transfer lock.

You can unlock a single domain at a time or unlock many domains at once.

Unlock a Single Domain

  1. After logging in, click on “Domain” in the left navigation menu.

  2. Click on the name of the domain you want to unlock.

  3. Click on the “Transfer Out” tab.

  4. Toggle the button next to “Transfer Lock Enabled””.

Unlock Multiple Domains at Once

  1. After logging in, click on “Domain” in the left navigation menu.

  2. Make sure you are in advanced view by clicking “Advanced View” at the top of the domain table.

  3. Check the boxes of the domains you want to unlock. You can also use search filters to narrow your list.

  4. Click “Configure” in the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen, then click “Transfer Protection”.

  5. Select “Remove transfer lock” then click “Submit”.