All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer process right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.