All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better 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 can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a shared web hosting from us, you’ll exercise complete authority over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.