All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
With a website hosting from us, you’ll have absolute command over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.