All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting service, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update 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 websites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer process right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.