All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will change immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.