All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain 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 achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
With a Linux hosting from our company, you will exercise total control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will allow you to update that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.