It will not be enough just to invent a domain name and register it in a certain place. It is important to make it so that this name is unique, as well as everything that is on the domain. In this case, a careful study of the status of domains that are already working in one direction or another can help .

It can be said that for domains, status is one of the most important characteristics. In addition, status becomes a required field for each WhoIs server . In total, there are currently nine types of statuses. Three of them are designed for remote domains, six more – for those that are already active. It is necessary at least approximately to imagine that in its essence each of the statuses represents. 
For example, when registering, each new domain gets its status under the name Active.. By default, it is set by the registry. It should not be confused with the registrar, the registry is a separate organization responsible for a specific zone. Although sometimes the registrars get the right to change to the domain. Regarding these statuses there is additional information, but it is more likely to be technical. And interesting only to specialists.

The next status – Registry – Lock . Initially, a domain cannot be assigned to this status, it is only transferred to this state from another. The presence of this status means that the registrar itself cannot be changed by the registrar, or deleted. The registry must remove the status so that the specialist has access to the changes.

Check the status of the domain is necessary. The worst option is the Registry Hold state . Only the registry can get rid of this status, its only advantage is the ability to update. 
Registrars themselves can assign domains a status called Registrar Hold . In this case, only the one who registered the domain is responsible for the filling of the domain, and is its owner. Like many other options, this one can be updated if necessary.

The registrar is assigned a status called Registrar Lock . This is also one of the statuses when checking, which allows the domain owner to secure only the right to use and change the resource depending on their current needs. It is better to use such statuses to those who have already established the work of their system and can be fully responsible for it.

Domain status is his flag on the Internet


  1. OK – UNTIL or OK . Usually such statuses just mean that the domain was registered and started its work.
  2. You can also find the names Hold – Since , Frozen or just Hold . Such statuses usually mean that it is necessary to extend the registration period, which has been suspended. Only domains of international level can work with such status. Typically, this status can be maintained for a maximum of 45 days. It depends on the characteristics of the zone in which the person is currently working.
  3. If the renewal term has expired for domains operating in international zones, then they are given the status Redemption Period . If you do not extend the term of the domain, then after a while it can be removed. To extend the relevant deadlines, you must submit special applications to your registrar. In this case, the cost of renewal may exceed the cost of acquiring the domain itself.
  4. ClientTransferProhibited – one of the domains that prohibits the transfer of a domain to another registrar. Such a position is usually obtained by the domains, for sixty days after their registration has been completed. This option is exhibited according to international rules that apply in many countries.

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