All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect immediately 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 proceed with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer process right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.