All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete control over your domains. You will find 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 next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking again – 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 change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.