Domain Transfer Failures
Posted by Mark J., Last modified by ZoneEdit Support on 07 May 2019 08:00 PM
Transferring your domain name from your current registrar to Zoneedit can fail for any one of a number of reasons.
Transfers most often fail because the Whois information is incorrect or outdated. For example CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, will confirm the legitimacy of the transfer by contacting the domain's admin contact by email. If the Whois record does not include a currently valid admin contact email address, users will have to contact the current registrar to update it.
In other cases, the registrar lock may be enabled for a domain. A registrar lock is a safety measure used to prevent accidental transfers. You will need to contact your current registrar to find out whether a registrar lock is enabled and disable it to allow for transfer.
As well, if the domain is within 60 days of its renewal date and users have received an invoice from their registrar, they may not be able to transfer the domain. Users would need to contact them and have the "unpaid status" removed from the domain before it can successfully transfer the domain to another registrar.
Once users have corrected any issues, they can have the transfer resubmitted in a number of ways:
1. A failed transfer will trigger an automated email to be sent to the Zoneedit account holder where the domain currently resides. Within the email, users can find a link and have the transfer resubmitted without having to log into the account:
To resubmit it, visit the following URL and follow the instructions:
If you have any questions about any of the information contained in this email, please contact our support staff at:
Before resubmitting the transfer
Check the following conditions that may have caused the original failure: