All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.