All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux hosting, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If 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’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.