All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain 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 name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.