All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
If you purchase a Linux website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just have to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.