All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that 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 option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.