All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You will 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 mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect momentarily, you will be able to go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure without waiting for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.