All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security 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 accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud 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/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.