All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing 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 a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular 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 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 instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect right away, you’ll be able to start the transfer without waiting for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.