All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud web hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to start the domain transfer without the need to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.