All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing 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 a person who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager 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 see the current status of the domain. Click again and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect momentarily 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 procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer process straight away. The update will take effect instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.