All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality 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 introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux hosting, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantly 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 procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is very easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect right away, you’ll be able to continue with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.