All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.