All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain 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 enabled intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through our company conveniently 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 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 simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.