All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature 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 an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting plans, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. 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 websites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.