All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domain names. You will find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as straightforward 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 instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.