All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.