All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain 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 company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will give you complete authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly displayed 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 find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the process 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 change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantly and you will be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.