All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains 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 name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time 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
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is truly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect right away, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.