All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting
, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server
account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.