All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a web hosting plan from us, you’ll exercise full command over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the specific TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed right away and you’ll be able to start the transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.