All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing 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 registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.