All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting, and will require exactly two mouse 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’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.