All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared web hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated momentarily and you will be able to initiate the transfer without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.