All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars 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 plan that we offer, will grant you absolute control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.