All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter 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 continue with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.