It is all too easy to mistakenly click something, check something or uncheck something while you’re making changes to your domain information.
It is rare but there are occasions when other parties have authorized changes to a domain and managed to take control of them right under the registrant’s nose.
A number of domain registrars offer locking as a feature when you register a domain. Some registrars turn it on as default and for free.
Essentially, domain locking prevents anyone from making changes to your domain’s vital ownership/administrative information.
Domain Locking also prevents unauthorized or accidental transfers, and stops anyone from misdirecting your name servers.
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