All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared website hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click again and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.