All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domains. You will find all domain names 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 next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not have 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 notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is really easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to continue with the transfer process without waiting for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.