All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud website hosting service, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.