All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect instantly 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 initiate the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.