All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
If you order a Linux cloud website hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just need to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin consoles.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the very 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 will notice a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.