All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a cloud service from us, you will have absolute control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will permit you to edit that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.