All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed 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 find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.