All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you will exercise complete control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo 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 permit you to update that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is really easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will change momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.