All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security 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 given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.