All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved 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 Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see 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

Administering your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.