All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will give you total authority 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 tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to start the transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.