All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you will have complete control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.