All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name 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 give you total command over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through us neatly displayed 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 particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change 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 websites. 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 remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated right away and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.