Last updated 1st September 2022
Creating a domain name, transfering it, or changing its owner are technical operations which may produce errors. A manual intervention may then be necessary.
Find out what to do when an error occurs on a domain name.
- One or more domain names
- Access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
- Being up-to-date in the payments and renewals of related services (domain name and web hosting plan)
In your OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the
Web Cloud section, then
Domain names. Click on
Ongoing operations above the list of domain names.
The table on this page displays all currrent domain name operations in your Control Panel.
Domain: The domain name concerned by the operation
Operation: The domain name operation in progress
Comment: Details of the current operation and instructions
Processing date: Date the operation was created
Date of update: Timestamp for updating the current operation
End date: The end date of the operation
Status: The current status of the operation
Not all of the operations listed in this table require your intervention for them to proceed normally.
In this guide, we will focus on error operations, using examples of recurring issues.
The list of examples below is not exhaustive. If you encounter an error that is not detailed in this guide, carry out the following actions:
- Verify that you are up to date with payments and domain name renewals.
- Check if you can resolve the issue by clicking the
...button to the right of the operation concerned.
- Read the descriptive message and see if it helps you resolve the error.
If, despite these checks, you are unable to complete the domain name operation, please open a support ticket via the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Some domain name extensions require you to justify their registration by providing documents. If this is the case, you will need to submit the documents from the
Ongoing Operations page.
To provide the necessary document(s), click on the
... button to the right of the operation concerned.
The window below will appear. The
Description section provides details regarding the required document as well as a button to upload your file.
When you register your domain name, it is sometimes necessary to fill in the contact data. If these details do not match the criteria for the domain name, you might receive the error below.
... button to the right of the operation.
In the window below, fill in the fields with the contact information.
Wrong transfer code
When you transfer your domain name to OVHcloud, you must enter a transfer code (authInfo) when you place your order. If this code is incorrect, the operation will be suspended, but you can retry it by entering the correct code.
... button to the right of the operation.
The window below will appear. Enter the transfer code (authInfo), and run the operation again.
DNS server error
An error may occur if the DNS servers you attach to a domain name are not working.
In the example below, the IP address of the DNS server is not responding.
Domain names section, select the domain name concerned, then click the
DNS servers tab. In this tab, edit your DNS servers.
Error on a .ie, .de or .it domain name after a DNS update
When you modify your DNS servers, the registry may check the new DNS servers and the associated DNS zone, and block the domain name if the configuration is not compliant.
This type of blocking is initiated by the registry and not by OVHcloud. So even if the domain name is blocked by the registry, its DNS servers will appear as
Active in your OVHcloud Control Panel.
To check if your domain name is blocked, go to the
Ongoing operations table.
To check your domain name, we recommend that you use the verification tool issued by the registry, for example:
- For a .de domain name: https://nast.denic.de/
- For a .it domain name: https://dns-check.nic.it/
If your registry does not provide a DNS server verification tool, you can query your new DNS servers via the
nslookup command at a Windows command prompt, or via the
dig command at a Linux or macOS terminal.
If your DNS servers are reachable, the tool will return their IP addresses.
In any case, check with the DNS server administrator that the DNS servers are correctly configured to host your domain name’s DNS zone.
Once you have identified the origin of the error and corrected it, you can click on the
... button to the right of the operation concerned and retry the DNS verification operation.
OVHcloud internal error
You may encounter an error with the comment “internal error”. This error does not allow any action on your part.
First, check that your domain name and DNS servers are active.
If you notice an anomaly that is not related to the configuration of the DNS servers or the DNS zone, please open a support ticket with OVHcloud support to identify the cause of the malfunction.
Transferring a domain name to OVHcloud
Transferring a domain name to another registrar
Editing the DNS servers for an OVHcloud domain name
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