All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting 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 a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar 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 change the current 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 notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate straight away, you’ll be able to continue with the domain transfer process without waiting for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a few clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.