All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better 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 a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.