All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.