All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security 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 registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting from us, you’ll have absolute authority over your domain names 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 domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to alter that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a tiny 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 name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.