All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names 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 a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process right away.