All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting services, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously 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 straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.