All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain name transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.