All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.