All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting plans, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.