All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a web hosting service from us, you’ll exert full control over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.