All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling 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 name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you will change 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 sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 ready with just several clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer process right away. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.