All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety 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 given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud web hosting service, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start 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 sites.