All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process 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 status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is astonishingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names 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 change will propagate instantly, you’ll be able to initiate the transfer process without waiting for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.