All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name 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 full command over your domains. You’ll 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 domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.