All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us 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 on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Administering your domains with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.