All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
If you get a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different platforms.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.