All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package that we offer, will give you complete control over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.