All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety 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 access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from us, you’ll exert full authority over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to update that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is very easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you will be able to go ahead with the transfer process without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.