All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you’ll have total authority over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to update that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.