All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared web hosting services, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate immediately 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 continue with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’d like 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 several clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. 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 procedure straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.