All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different systems.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the domain name transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.