All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature 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 registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute authority over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to alter that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect immediately, you will be able to continue with the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.