(Note that you may also see other errors at this step, such as: "Domain status clientTransferProhibited does not allow for transfer.")
There are a few reasons a domain can fail the first step of transfer.
If you are unsure why your domain is not eligible for transfer, please contact the current registrar.
- Make sure the domain name is unlocked at the current registrar.
- If whois privacy is enabled, you will have to disable it during the transfer process.
- If your domain name was registered or transferred less than 60 days ago, it is not eligible for transfer until 60 days have passed. The 60 day non-transferable period also applies if you changed the domain registrant's contact organization or the registrant's first or last name when an organization is not listed.