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Article ID: 123235, created on Oct 24, 2014, last review on Jan 9, 2017

  • Applies to:
  • Business Automation


Execute DomainNamesAvailability_API request with OperationType=90 (Transfer) for tld that is checked by OPENSRS registrar. See the following message in API result (for any domain):

<string>Domain is already registered. </string>


Such response is caused by the bug with id #PBA-59603 (" "Domain is already registered" reply in DomainNamesAvailability_API sent to OPENSRS").


Issue is specific for OPENSRS registrar only.

Requests actually returns correct DomainStatus: 1 - unavailable domain name or 2 - available domain name, so you can ignore the "Domain is already registered" message that comes along with it.

If you get DomainStatus=1 for domain that is actually Registered and logically should be available for transfer, it means domain is locked on Registrar side and indeed can not be transfered at the moment.

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