All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active 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 us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The change will take effect immediately 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 go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish 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 name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.