All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual 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 deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete authority over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.