All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.