All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown 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 logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.