All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. 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 company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a Linux cloud website hosting service from our company, you will exercise complete control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to edit that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to start the transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.