All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature 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’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.