All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names 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 on the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure 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 instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain through us and you’d 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 registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.