All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 enabled on purpose, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux website hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order 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 see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly 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 process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.