All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.