All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click once again and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect momentarily, you’ll be able to go ahead with the transfer process without waiting for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.