All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed 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 next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change 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 show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.