All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will give you total command over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain 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 need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The update will take effect instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.