All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting from us, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.