All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared package from us, you’ll have absolute control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, 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 complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.