All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a hosting from our company, you’ll have total authority over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change instantly and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.