All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you total command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is truly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you’ll be able to start the transfer process without waiting for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than several mouse clicks in your Control Panel.