All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically 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 current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect momentarily 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 procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that 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 alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.