All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security 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 access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer right away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.