All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated 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 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, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will change 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 updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is really easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.