All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared service, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer process right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.