All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain 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 do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate 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 initiate the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is very easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect immediately, you will be able to go ahead with the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.