All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed 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’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.