All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. 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’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously 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 go ahead with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you will be able to continue with the transfer procedure without waiting for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.