All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud web hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll 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 websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.