All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise 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 can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting service, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.