All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a Linux website hosting from our company, you’ll exercise full control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will allow you to update that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain transfer right away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.