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Domain Locking

KB93 Last reviewed 17 November 2015
Explanation of domain locking and how to enable it.

Domain Locking is a configuration setting for a domain that prevents unauthorised, accidental or undesired changes being made to your domain name. Used in conjunction with the EPP Authorisation Code, it prevents your domain from being transferred to another Registrar without your permission.

Where possible, we automatically enable domain locking for all new domains.

What does it do?

If domain locking is enabled or set, the following actions are blocked at the domain registry level:

  • Modification of the domain name
  • Domain name deletion
  • Domain name transfer

Enable/Disable Domain Locking

You may enable or disable domain locking at any time through an individual domain's control panel. Go to My Account > Domains > > Domain Locking.

Changes to domain locking are more less immediate. We strongly recommend against disabling domain locking.


The availability of domain locking is dependent on individual domain registries. Some registries do not support domain locking. These include (amongst othes) domains with extensions .uk, .eu, .fr, .ca, it and .be.

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