All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will give you full authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like 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 again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.