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.

As per ICANN regulations, once your domain name has been transferred, on generic TLDs for example, it is put under a 60-day lock: you will not be able to initiate another transfer during those 60 days.

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.

All gTLDs support domain lock. For ccTLDs however, its availability depends on the Registry, since there is currently no standard in place. As an example, the .ca (CIRA) and .uk (Nominet) both can be locked at the Registrar and Registry levels.