All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you will be able to start the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.