All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect right away, you will be able to continue with the transfer process without having to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several clicks in your Control Panel.