All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete control over your domains. You will find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.