All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you will change its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.