All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is extremely easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting services, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.