All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety 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 domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. 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 logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantly 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 continue with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.