All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domains. You will see all domains registered through our company 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 find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.