All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud package from us, you’ll exert full command over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia 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 have to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.