All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to edit that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The change will take effect instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.