All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny 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 for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different admin interfaces.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.