All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you will exert total authority over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the specific domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will allow you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.