All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.