All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. 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 specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update 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 details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is very easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you’ll be able to continue with the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.