All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between 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 package that we offer, will grant you full 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 on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.