All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared web hosting plans, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed 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 will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click again and you will 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 websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away.