All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared website hosting, and will take literally 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 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 again and you will change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.