All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently listed 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 on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name 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 our company will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process right away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.