All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting package from us, you’ll exert absolute authority over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to edit that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain name transfer without having to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.