All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing 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 registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will give you total command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. 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 is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change 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 websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Managing your domains with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.