All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a Linux website hosting from us, you will exert full control over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to modify that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini 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 find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.