All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety 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 given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. Click once again and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.