All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company 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 find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need 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 see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.