All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security 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 an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domain names. You will find all domain names 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 on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer process right away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.