All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting from our company, you’ll exert total authority over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to alter that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain through us and you would 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 registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.