All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s present status. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.