All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains 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 can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The update will take effect immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.