All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. 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 can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domains with us is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you will be able to start the domain transfer without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.