All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages, and will take 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 domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process straight away.