All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux website hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia 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’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.