Locked Domain Names, Unlocked Domain Names Explained

You can also lock and unlock domain names! What? Yep! Read on.

  • What is a locked domain name?
  • What is an unlocked domain name?
  • Is this free or a premium feature?
  • How do I do this?

What is a locked domain name?

A “locked” domain name is simply a specific status status your domain name registrar applies to your domain name. The reason anyone would want to “lock” their domain is because the lock status prevents unauthorized, unwanted, or even accidental changes to the domain name in question.

What is an unlocked domain name?

A domain name that can be modified. For example, if you registered your domain name with Blue Host or Host Gator and now want to move that domain name to a proper domain name registrar. The domain name status would need to be “unlocked” in order to do this.

Is this a free or premium feature?

It’s a free additional security measure domain name registrars offer.

How do I do this?

Your domain name registar should have a free guide on this, otherwise simply contact support.

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