All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing 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 package that we offer, will give you total authority over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain 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 change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.