All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain 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 registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will grant you full command over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those 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 right away, you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without waiting for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.