All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll exert complete authority over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to edit that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate instantaneously, you’ll be able to go ahead with the transfer process without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.