All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many registry organizations that manage 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 an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you full command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.