All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.