All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will 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 websites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.