All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared web hosting, and will require literally two clicks. 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 registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s current status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect 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 go ahead with the transfer right away.