All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the transfer straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.