All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud service from our company, you’ll have complete control over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will permit you to modify that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.