All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a shared web hosting service from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.