All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, 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 change the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer straight away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.