All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically 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 logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily 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 initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to initiate the transfer without needing to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.