All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety 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 access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the 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’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy and can be achieved 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 option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate momentarily, you will be able to proceed with the domain transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few clicks in your Control Panel.