All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you buy a shared hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin panels.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domain names with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.