All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting packages, and will require literally two 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’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will change its status. The update will take effect momentarily 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 continue with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.