All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.