Services > Protection from theft
What is domain theft ?
Each registrar offers the possibility of transferring domain names from another registrar in order to manage them. The transfer is a delicate operation that requires great care and it is the registrar requesting the transfer to take them into account. Example check that the transfer has really been requested by the domain's contacts ...
The registrar, who is losing the management of the domain, cannot check whether the transfer has been requested in compliance with this rule and therefore, once the transfer request is launched, the transfer can be completed (if for example you are on vacation and you cannot refuse the transfer).
What is the protection from theft ?
NETIM can protect your domain against theft if it is a possibility given at the registry or if during the transfer procedure the registry asks us an approval. In both cases, we systematically change the domain, during registration or at the end of a transfer, to a status in which transfers cannot be made. If another registrar requests the transfer of this domain, it will be refused automaticaly.
If you wish to transfer the domain to another registrar, you must disable the domain's protection. At this moment, the domain is not protected and another registrar can make the transfer request.
When looking at the whois data, this status is indicated:
status: REGISTRAR-LOCK for .com and .net domain names
status: CLIENT LOCK for .info domain names
status: clientTransferProhibited for .biz domain names
status: CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED for .org domain names
The protection is only possible for the following extensions : .com / .net / .org / .biz / .info / .mobi / .be / .fr / .de / .gr / .it / .me
Download the datasheet "Protection against theft" in PDF