All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domain names with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.