All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
With a Linux cloud web hosting package from us, you will exert complete control over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will enable you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your 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 will just have to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.