All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. 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 take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company 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 Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.