EPP Status Codes

Tests to make sure there isn't a problem with the status of the domain.

EPP stands for Extensible Provisioning Protocol and these codes are used to indicate the status of the domain's registration. Every domain has one or more status codes attached to its domain name registration. These are the codes that we look at when testing a domain:

  • ok: A normal registration (not recommended, see below)
  • inactive: The domain is not registered.
  • pendingDelete: The domain is about to be deleted.
  • redemptionPeriod: The domain is about to be deleted.
  • pendingTransfer: The domain is about to be transferred to a different registrar.
  • serverHold: The domain is not activated.
  • clientHold: The domain is not activated.
  • serverRenewProhibited: The domain cannot be renewed and will expire.
  • clientRenewProhibited: The domain cannot be renewed or the auto-renew feature has been disabled.
  • clientTransferProhibited: The domain is locked and cannot be transferred to another registrar without additional security steps. (recommended).
  • clientDeleteProhibited: The domain is locked and cannot be deleted without additional security steps. (recommended).
  • clientUpdateProhibited: The domain is locked and cannot be updated without additional security steps. (recommended).

For more information about all of the status codes, please read this ICANN Resource.