All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain 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 name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud web hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click once more and you will change its status. The update will take effect instantaneously 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 process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.