All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting service from our company, you will have total authority over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.