How to lock and unlock the domain.
What is Domain lock?
Domain lock is also called as registrar lock or domain transfer lock, It is the lock set by the domain name registrar for the domain, it is a status code which is set on the domain. This used protect your domain name from unauthorized or accidental or unwanted changes to the domain name.
When domain lock is set on the domain you cannot perform the following actions: >>modify/change the domain name
>>delete the domain name
>>transfer the domain name
>>change/modify the domain contact details
But the renewal of the domain is possible when the domain lock is set.
Generally, When you want to move the domain from one service provider to another service provider, You need to provide the EPP code to transfer the domain and then the domain is transferred. But, sometimes, people can hack your Email ID and can transfer the domain without your knowledge, This can result in a total failure of your business. To avoid stealing the domain, domain locking essential for your domain. Once the domain is locked it can not be transferred or moved from one registrar to another.
It is very much suggested or recommended from HostingRaja, to keep your domain in locked status. The domain lock is recommended not to be removed unless you need to transfer the domain to another registrar.
The below image shows the details of whois record for a domain for which the registrar lock is enabled, (examine the registrar status)
Why is it important to keep the domain in the locked state?
The main purpose of domain locking is to prevent misuse or hijacking [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_hijacking] or hacking of your domain name, someone can convince your service provider to change your Email ID, phone number or other contact details. Once you keep it in a locked state, then it is extra protection for your domain and the domain name or the contact details of the domain cannot be changed.
If you want to read more in-depth, Visit the Verisign website. https://www.verisign.com/en_IN/channel-resources/domain-registry-products/registry-lock/index.xhtml
The Procedure to lock and unlock a domain is.
1.Login into your domain control panel.
2.Click on the option “MyDomains”.
3. Click on the "Edit" to access the domain.
4. In Registrar Lock - Click the check box to Enable and Disable the Domain Lock. As you see in the below image.
5. Click on save changes.
If you need any assistance in this regard, you can contact us at http://www.hostingraja.in/support/