All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown 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 icon. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us 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 Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is amazingly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantly, you will be able to proceed with the transfer without waiting for the lock status to change on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.