All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you purchase a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different Control Panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock 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 whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.