All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security 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 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 block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed 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 find out if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.