All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domains. You will find all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process 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 status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.