All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you total command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.