All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is remarkably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate straight away, you will be able to proceed with the domain transfer without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.