All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name 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 registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
If you order a Linux website hosting service from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only several mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate immediately, you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer without waiting for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.