All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting
, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is truly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server
. You’ll see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to initiate the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your hosting Control Panel.