All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting plan from our company, you will exert full authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, provided that the particular top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will allow you to update that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period 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 Servers
In case you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain transfer right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.