All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature 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 registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s present status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us 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 Servers

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.