All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you will exercise complete control over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your 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’ll just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.