All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.