All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
If you get a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same location as the hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different admin consoles.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.