All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety 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 given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is truly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. 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 will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will take effect momentarily 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 straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantaneously and you will be able to start the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.