All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate immediately, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your hosting Control Panel.