All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete control over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something different 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
In case you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.