All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
If you buy a Linux shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it, you’ll just need to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the exact same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different admin panels.