All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain 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 package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. 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 name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need 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 see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you will be able to start the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.