All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure 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 notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is very easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate instantaneously, you will be able to start the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.