All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order 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 sign. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock 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 once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.