All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared plans, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will change its status. The change will take effect momentarily 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 continue with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.