All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting from us, you’ll exercise complete control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.