All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains 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 name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
With a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you’ll exert total control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.