Domain locking is a security measure which helps protect domain names from being transferred to another registrar or altered without permission. It is an important step in safeguarding the ownership of your domain name and preventing unauthorized changes. This article explains what domain locking is, how it works, and why it’s important. Keep reading to learn more about domain locking and how it can help protect your domain.
What Domain Locking Helps to Prevent
Domain locking helps protect domains from two common threats.
Transfer lock prevents domains from being transferred (ie to another registrar). This protects your domain name from being sold without permission or moved to a different provider without your knowledge.
Update lock prevents domains from being modified (i.e. changing nameservers). This ensures that no one can modify the settings of your domain without first obtaining authorization.
Both transfer and update locks are important measures for protecting the ownership of your domain and preventing unauthorized use.
It is important to note that while these locks help protect against unwanted transfers or updates, they do not prevent malicious actors from attempting to hijack or fraudulently obtain ownership of a domain name. For this reason, it is best practice for all owners of domains to also follow other security measures such as using strong passwords and two-factor authentication for their domain registrar and hosting provider.
It is also a good idea to keep the registration contact information for your domain up-to-date and accurate in case you ever need to verify ownership or get assistance from your registrar.
By taking these security measures, you can help ensure that your domain name remains under your control and only accessible by those who have permission. Domain locking is an important part of keeping your domain secure, so make sure to enable it if it isn’t already.
Domain locking is a critical security measure for any owner of a domain name to be aware of and utilize. It helps protect against unauthorized changes being made to domains, such as transfers to another registrar or updates to nameservers. While domain locking does not prevent malicious actors from attempting to hijack a domain, it is an important step in safeguarding ownership and can help keep your domain secure if combined with other security measures like strong passwords and two-factor authentication. Keeping the registration contact information up-to-date is also recommended for any domain owner.
By following these steps you can help ensure that your domain remains under your control and only accessible by those who have permission. Don’t forget to enable domain locking on all of your CanSpace domains!