All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not 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 can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without having to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.