All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux web hosting packages, and will take literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer process straight away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.