All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute command over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different 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
In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.