All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, 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
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate momentarily, you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.