All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate instantly 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 continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.