All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a shared plan
from us, you’ll exert full authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting 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 specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will allow you to alter that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, 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 follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain 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. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.