All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have 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 else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Administering your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.