All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you complete control over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.