All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a Linux cloud website hosting plan from us, you will exert full control over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will permit you to edit that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.