All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better 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 person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud website hosting package that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the process 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 change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated straight away and you will be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.