All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name 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 accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown 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 sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.