All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking 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 status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated right away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.