All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety 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 extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.