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What is domain locking?

  • Applies to: All Service Types
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter access

Overview

Domain locking is a free security enhancement offered by (mt) Media Temple to prevent unauthorized transfers of your domain to another registrar or web host by "locking" your domain nameservers.

When your domain is locked, you'll be substantially protected from unauthorized third-parties who might try to misdirect your nameservers or transfer your domain without your permission. You will also be unable to inadvertently make changes to your nameservers that could prevent (mt) from hosting your domain services properly. Learn more about changing nameservers.

Requirements

This tool is only available for a domain that has been registered through (mt) Media Temple. For more information on registering a new domain, please see: How do I register a new domain?

Enable or disable domain locking

  1. Log into the AccountCenter.
  2. From the Overview page, select the domain you want to edit.
  3. Click on the icon Domain Locking.

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  4. Click on Unlocked or Locked and click save changes.

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Enable or disable domain locking

  1. Log into the AccountCenter.
    • For Grid Personal, Pro, & Elite users:
      • Click on the blue ADMIN button associated to your Grid Server.
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      • Then click on your domain from the Sites tab (located on the left-side).
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    • For Grid Service & Grid Lite users:
      • From the Overview page, click on the domain you want to edit.
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  2. Click on the icon Domain Locking.

    acGRIDmainmenu_domaintools_locking

  3. Click on Unlocked or Locked and click save changes.

    acGRIDmainmenu_domaintools_locking_locked

Enable or disable domain locking

  1. Log into the AccountCenter.
  2. From the Overview page, select the domain you want to edit.
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  3. Click on the icon Domain Locking.

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  4. Click on Unlocked or Locked and click save changes.

    acGRIDmainmenu_domaintools_locking_locked

Enable or disable domain locking

  1. Log into the AccountCenter.
  2. Click on the blue ADMIN button associated to your Managed WordPress server.
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  3. Hover your cursor over your site slot. Then click Manage Site.
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  4. Click the Domains tab (located to the left).
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  5. Click the grey MANAGE button associated to the domain you wish to edit.
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  6. Click on the icon Domain Locking.

    acGRIDmainmenu_domaintools_locking

  7. Click on Unlocked or Locked and click save changes.

    acGRIDmainmenu_domaintools_locking_locked

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