All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a Linux website hosting service from us, you’ll have absolute control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.