All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security 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 registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will propagate immediately 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 proceed with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the transfer right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.