All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domains. You will find all domains registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you’ll be able to go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.