All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a shared hosting plan from us, you’ll exercise absolute command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.