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How to unlock an internal domain name

Reviewed on 08 February 2024Published on 31 October 2022

Domain names are locked by default to avoid any unsolicited outgoing transfer. If you want to transfer your domain name to another registrar, you can unlock it from your Scaleway console.

Important

You cannot unlock internal domain names for a period of 60 days after creating them.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have a domain name registered with Scaleway Domains and DNS

How to unlock a domain name

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays.
  2. Click the domain name you want to configure.
  3. Click Unlock under Transfer in the domain information section. A pop-up displays.
  4. Click Unlock to unlock your domain name. A pop-up displays asking you to confirm.
  5. Click Unlock again.

The operation might take a few minutes to complete.

How to lock a domain name

  1. Click Domains and DNS in the Network section of the Scaleway console side menu. The Domains and DNS dashboard displays.
  2. Click the domain name you want to configure.
  3. Click Lock under Transfer in the domain information section. A pop-up displays asking you to confirm.
  4. Click Lock to confirm. Your domain will be locked in a matter of minutes.
See also
How to renew a domainHow to manage the name servers of an internal domain
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