All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.