All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly 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 the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present 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 momentarily, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with us is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.