All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting from our company, you will have full authority over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the particular 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 current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will change right away and you will be able to start the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.