All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared web hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process right away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.