All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain 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 domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a web hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute command over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting 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 particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will permit you to modify that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, 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 go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is remarkably easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you will be able to start the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.