After getting ownership of your wishful domain, now it is time for web security to protect your domain from outside cyber attack; however, domain security is vital for your business because if it is compromised by unauthorized access, then it makes an unfathomable impact on your business cycle as well affect business profit rotation. In real world, it could happen that a culprit may steal your domain details and gets unauthorized access over it.
Therefore, to protect from such unlawful domain transfer or any unplanned changes in domain setting, many registrars take shelter of “Registrar Lock”. So let us start a new knowledge ride for a small but very useful security measure. We tried to accumulate as much knowledge about Registrar Lock and we hope you will find it helpful for your website domain.
What is Registrar Lock?
Registrar Lock serves double protection to your domain enabling during registration process aims to prevent unlawful access or transfer of domain to any other registrar. Domain Lock, Domain Locking, Transfer Lock, Domain Protect are some of famous names using by different registrars. It is a choice of registrant to enable Registrar Lock during registration process or later on request.
What are benefits?
To enable Registrar Lock, Domain name registry prohibits the following actions.
- Change of domain name by third party
- Deletion of domain name by unauthorized access
- Change in domain name details by unlawful access
- Protect against domain hijacking
- Server updated disallowed
- Server delete prohibited
- Server transfer disallowed
For extremely trafficked domains, Registrar Lock seems very helpful service. However, this lock does not affect renewal of domain name. Domain Owner can renew domain on time even with Registrar Lock. Even this lock service can minimize Spear phishing where records of registrar accounts are seized.
Where User can find it?
Registrar Lock can be managed through web hosting or control panel. Many registrars provide this facility in their Domain manager section or Personal domain registration account; here, user can click on a checkbox to enable or disable of Registrar Lock. User can see this setting in “domain name setting screen”.
Types of TLDs support:
This service is compatible with mostly TLDs like .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ even including domain extensions with country-code .US, .ME, .TV, .CC, .IN, .ASIA.
Many domain owners have no knowledge about this incredible service offered by registrars. In a survey made in 2010, out of 300 domain names of famous companies, there were hardly 10% of domains were found protected with Registrar Lock. In our opinion, Registrar Lock being an additional security feature works similar to antivirus protection and SSL secure connection. Being an optional feature it is a choice of domain owner whether to enable it.