All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a cloud web hosting from us, you will have complete command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.