All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better 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 been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed 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 see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s current status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is amazingly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect momentarily, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.