All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain 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 achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through us neatly 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 on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Managing your domain names with our company is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will change momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.
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