All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared plans, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect 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 initiate the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.