All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting from us, you will exercise total control over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to modify that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.