In this article we will tell you what the most common domain status codes mean
What Is a Domain Status Code?
If you've ever wondered what a domain status code is, you're not alone. A lot of people don't know what this number means, or even how to find it.
But here's the thing: knowing your domain status code is important, not just because it helps you keep track of your website's health, but also because it can help you save money on your hosting fees! That's why we're going to break down exactly what a domain status code is and how it relates to your site's health and success.
Domain status codes
AddPeriod: This period is provided after the initial registration of a domain name.
AutoRenewPeriod: This period is provided after a domain name registration period expires and is extended automatically by the registry.
Inactive: This domain status indicates that delegation information has not been associated with. your domain, and that your domain is not activated in the DNS.
Ok: This is the standard status for a domain, meaning it has no pending operations or prohibitions.
PendingCreate: This domain status indicates that a request to create your domain has been received and is being processed.
PendingDelete: This status code indicates that your domain has been in redemptionPeriod status for 30 days or more. Your domain will remain in this status for several days, after which time your domain will be purged and dropped from the registry database.
PendingRenew: This domain status indicates that a request to renew your domain has been received and is being processed.
PendingRestore: This domain status indicates that your registrar has asked the registry to restore your domain that was in redemptionPeriod status.
PendingTransfer: This domain status indicates that a request to transfer your domain to a new registrar has been received and is being processed.
PendingUpdate: This domain status indicates that a request to update your domain has been received and is being processed.
RedemptionPeriod: This domain status codes indicates that your registrar has asked the registry to delete your domain. Your domain will be held in this status for 30 days.
RenewPeriod: This period is provided after a domain name registration period is explicitly extended by the registrar.
ServerDeleteProhibited: This domain status prevents your domain from being deleted. It is an uncommon status that is usually enacted during legal disputes, at your request, or when a redemptionPeriod status is in place.
ServerHold: This domain status is set by your domain's Registry Operator. The domain is not activated in the DNS.
ServerRenewProhibited: This domain status indicates your domain's Registry Operator will not allow the registration to renew your domain.
ServerTransferProhibited: This domain status prevents your domain from being transferred from your current registrar to another.
ServerUpdateProhibited: This domain status locks your domain preventing it from being updated.
TransferPeriod: This period is provided after the successful transfer of a domain name from one registrar to another.
Hopefully, you now have a good understanding of the status of the domain and your options when it comes to guarantee the future success of your domain. If you have questions about your domains or we have missed something, Do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope this blog post has helped you understand the different domain states and how to choose the right one for your website. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us! We're always happy to help.