All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
With a Linux shared web hosting package from us, you’ll have total authority 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, on the condition that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. 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 continue and initiate the transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.