All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you’ll have full authority over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting 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 generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will allow you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is amazingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantly, you’ll be able to continue with the domain transfer without having to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few clicks in your Control Panel.