All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs 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 name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantaneously 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 process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.