All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order 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 sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.