All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security 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 access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
If you get a Linux web hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different tools.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domains with our company is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.