All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you’ll exert total authority over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to edit that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.