Unlock my domain

We keep your domains locked to keep them secure. Locked domains can't be transferred to another registrar or account. When you make changes to a domain's settings, such as updating nameservers or contact information, we automatically unlock and re-lock the domain name. To transfer your domain name, however, you must unlock it.

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  1. Click the image that matches what you see in your account:
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  1. Select the domain name you want to use, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Domain Settings.
  2. Under Additional Settings, click Edit next to Domain lock.
  3. Click the button to Off.
  4. To lock the domain again at any time, click the Domain lock button to On.

Allow up to 15 minutes for changes to complete.

  1. Select the domain name you want to use.
  2. Under the Lock section, click Edit.
  3. Click Off, and then click Save.
  4. To lock the domain again at any time, click Edit, click On, then click Save.

Allow up to 15 minutes for changes to complete.

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