All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety 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 person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need 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 ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is truly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect momentarily, you’ll be able to proceed with the transfer without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.