All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.