All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option 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 Web Hosting
If you buy a web hosting 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 couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock logo. Clicking 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 once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.