All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better 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 domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains 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 full authority over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is very 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 domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to continue with the transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.