Understanding the meaning of various domain name statuses helps you understand the security situation of your domain name. You can also take the appropriate measures to remove an abnormal status.

The following statuses may be attached to a newly registered domain name:

Domain name status  Description
addPeriod The new registration period set by the Registry. This occurs within the five days of the registration and it does not affect the use of the domain name. After the five days, it is automatically removed.
·ok Normal status.  This indicates that the domain name can be normally used. When the domain is in other statuses, OK is not displayed, but that does not definitely mean the domain is abnormal.

When a domain name is locked for security reasons, the following statuses may be displayed:

Domain name status  Description
·clientDeleteProhibited Delete prohibition set by the registrar.This indicates that the domain name cannot be deleted.
serverDeleteProhibited  Delete prohibition set by the Registry. This indicates that the domain name cannot be deleted.
·clientUpdateProhibited Update prohibition set by the registrar. This indicates that you are not allowed to change the domain name information, including registrant, administrative, technical, billing, and DNS server information. But you can set or update the resolution records.
·serverUpdateProhibited Update prohibition set by the Registry. This indicates that you are not allowed to change the domain name information, including registrant, administrative, technical, billing, and DNS server information. But you can set or update the resolution records. But you can set or update the resolution records.
·clientTransferProhibited Transfer prohibition set by the registrar. This indicates that the domain name cannot be transferred to another registrar.
·serverTransferProhibited Transfer prohibition set by the Registry.  This indicates that the domain name cannot be transferred to another registrar. The Registry may attach this status to some domain names that are within 60 days after registration or register change. In such cases, it is automatically removed after the 60 days. This status can also be set because the domain name is involved in arbitration or litigation. Likewise, it is automatically removed after the arbitration or litigation process.

Other statuses regarding resolution prohibition and renew prohibition include:

Domain name status  Description
·pendingVerification Registration verification period.  This indicates that the domain name is subjected to the real-name authentication. You must provide the verification material within the five days after you purchase your domain name. The status turns to ServerHold in five days if the real-name authentication fails.
·clientHold  Domain name resolution held by the registrar. You must contact the registrar to remove this status.
·serverHold Domain name resolution held by the Registry.  This status occurs when the real-name authentication of a .cn domain name fails. It is removed if the real-name authentication is approved within the validity period.
·inactive The domain name is inactive. This indicates that DNS server is not provided during the registration, and the domain name cannot be resolved. You must configure the DNS at the registrar.
·clientRenewProhibited/serverRenewProhibited  Renew prohibition set by the registrar or the Registry. This indicates that the domain name cannot be renewed. The domain name may be in arbitration. You can contact the registrar to find the reason.
·pendingTransfer Pending transfer set by the Registry. This indicates that the domain name is being transferred to another registrar.
·redemptionPeriod Redemption period set by the Registry. You can contact the registrar to redeem the domain name.
·pendingDelete Pending deletion/redemption period set by the Registry. This indicates that the redemption period is over and the domain name will be deleted, and then is available for registration again.