All of the genereic top level domains (gTLDs
) offer the possibility to
give a domain the status »Lock«. That protects the domain
form being modified in general and from being transferred in particular.
This way, you can prevent third parties from taking over domains from your
portfolio by means of unintended transfers.
That protection from outgoing transfers can also be achieved with the help
the automated rejection of transfer requests that you can
also set via the DRS
The degree of protection for a locked domain is even higher than what
you achieve with pre-nack, though. The exact effect of a Lock may vary from registry
to registry. However, basically you can say that a Lock prevents any
modification of the domain data except for removing the Lock status.
You can set the status Lock for one or more domains by using
the »Change Domain State
from the Domains section of the DRS.
Simply enter the names of the domains you wish to protect in the
»Domain list«-text area of the form
and select »Lock« as the status to be set. You can use the
button »--- Select action ---«
to decide whether the selected status shall be set or removed for the
given domains. By clicking
on »submit«, the status of the domains will be
updated at the corresponding registry.
Especially easy with Quick Search and Series Processing
You can protect all your productive domains with the lock status very easily
by using the Quick Search and the Series Processing of the DRS, provided
that the corresponding registry supports the locking mechanism.
- 1. Quick search
Go to the Quick search page
and use the button »productive«.
Quick search for all productive domains
- 2. Series processing -> Select all
On the search result page, click on the »Select all«-symbol that you find in
the Series processing menu
»floating« on the left hand side of the search result list
(see the screenshot depicted below).
You can still alter the selection afterwards, of course.
- 3. Series processing -> Change domain state
If you then click on the »Change domain state«-symbol in the »Operations«
the Series processing menu,
you get to the same form as described above, with the difference
that in this case the form is pre-filled with the selected domains.
Set a domain state via series processing
The handling of the form remains the same as ever. Domains for which the
registry does not offer a Lock-function will produce a »The operation
could not be completed successfully« error message in the overview of
the operation's result.
As reassuring as it may be to have the possibility to protect domains
against inadvertent and malicious modifications, the lock status can
be quite annoying if you have to frequently change domain data.
In each of that cases, the lock has to be removed prior to
making the desired changes, just to re-activate it afterwards.
In order not to make these circumstances restrain our P3 partners from
actually using the expedient Lock function, we have implemented the
»Autounlock« feature especially for the participants in
our Premium Partner Program
If domain modifications are processed via the DRS,
the Autounlock function automatically removes an existing
lock before changing domain data, if necessary, and reactivates it
afterwards without that you have to take any additional action.
If you want to use the Autounlock feature, all you have to do is
to activate it via the support
. Just send an informal mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
call us or send a fax. You will then receive a confirmation notice
about the activation of the function in written form.