Activating a Domain Transfer Lock with 1&1 IONOS

This article will show you how to check and activate the transfer lock for your domain in 1&1 IONOS.

For your security, domains with generic domain extensions (.com, .net, .org...) registered with 1&1 IONOS are protected by a transfer lock by default. Therefore, you usually do not have to activate the transfer lock yourself.

If you disable the domain transfer lock in order to carry out a domain transfer but then decide not to complete the transfer, you should reactivate the transfer lock for your protection:

  • In the Domains section, open the Renewal & Transfer page.
  • Select your domain.
  • Click the Domain transfer lock option.

The domain transfer lock will be activated. This can take a few minutes.