All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual 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 block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it, you’ll just need to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.