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Domain Name status codes vary by the type of protocol used by the official registry. There are two common registry protocols:

  • Registry Registrar Protocol (RRP) Status (no longer in use)
  • Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Status

EPP means Extensible Provisioning Protocol, described in http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3730.html and illustrated in the Guide to Domain Name Status Codes

Only certain TLDs use EPP. These are: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, and .NAME.

ICANN rules state that a domain name's registrant or administrative contact must be able to change the transfer status (Transfer Prohibited) of an active domain name, online and free of charge, if it is not in dispute.

Because of the recent transition of .com and .net domains from RRP to EPP, there is currently room for various degrees of implementation of proper EPP status codes among the various registrars for such gTLDs. Additionally, not all hotline abuse agents may be aware that .com and .net domains (now operating under EPP) can be transferred if on HOLD status, because formerly this was not the case. It is therefore a good idea to remind the abuse agent that for .com and .net domains, he/she must also place at least a CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED status on the domain so that it cannot be transferred out to an abuse-friendly registrar.

Below is a breakdown of the various EPP status codes:

  • OK
  • INACTIVE
  • TRANSFER PROHIBITED / CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
  • CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
  • PENDING TRANSFER
  • PENDING UPDATE
  • PENDING RENEW
  • PENDING DELETE
  • HOLD / SERVER HOLD
  • CLIENT HOLD
  • DELETE PROHIBITED / SERVER DELETE PROHIBITED
  • UPDATE PROHIBITED / SERVER UPDATE PROHIBITED
  • TRANSFER PROHIBITED / SERVER TRANSFER PROHIBITED
  • RENEW PROHIBITED / SERVER RENEW PROHIBITED
  • LOCK / SERVER LOCK
  • CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
  • CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
  • CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
  • CLIENT LOCK
  • REDEMPTION PERIOD
  • PENDING RESTORE

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