All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order 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 icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously 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 go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.