All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant 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 prevent 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 Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will give you total control over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see 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 domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll 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’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.