All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety 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 been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting from us, you will have complete authority over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether 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 instantaneously and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.