All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate 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 go ahead with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is remarkably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantly, you will be able to initiate the transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.