All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly 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 on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the process 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 momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.