All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
With a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll exert full control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will allow you to change that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web 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 supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.