All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

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

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer right away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.