All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domains. You’ll see 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 on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward 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 instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer straight away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.