All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain. Click for the second time and you’ll change 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 procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like 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 only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain 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 we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.