All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
With a cloud website hosting plan from us, you will have total authority over your domain names through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If 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 name ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The update will propagate immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.