All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll have absolute control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to edit that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will change momentarily and you will be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.