All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain 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 do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify 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 immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to proceed with the transfer without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.