All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will grant you full command over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. 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 specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
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 manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate momentarily, you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without waiting for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.