All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name 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 do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
With a Linux web hosting service from us, you will exert complete command over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to update that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.