All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will change momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.