All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will give you complete command over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through us conveniently listed 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 next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with us is very easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be updated instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.