All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting
from us, you’ll have total authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will allow you to edit that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server
account. All domain name registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code 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 once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.