Domain Theft Protection
In order to protect your domain name against unauthorised transfer requests, the registrar lock (also known as domain lock or transfer lock) option is enabled by default.
Widely available for gTLDs (generic Top-Level Domains), domain locks are also supported by some ccTLDs (country-code Top-Level Domains).
What are the differences between a registrar lock and an auth-code?
Both are part of the same system.
The domain lock needs to be turned off prior to a request for an auth-code, also called EPP code, authorisation code or transfer code. This code will in turn be needed to initiate the transfer process.
After you successfully transferred a domain name to Netim, a new auth-code is generated and the domain lock is turned back on. This precaution further secures your domain name by preventing any domain theft attempt using a compromised auth-code.
Frequently Asked Questions
Domain hijacking has been on the rise, so it is more important now than ever to understand how to protect your domain name. Please go to our Help Center and follow our tutorial to learn how to enable your domain transfer lock.