All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option 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 can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different admin interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish 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 domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, provided 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 change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.