All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. 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 domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantly 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 proceed with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.