All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud website hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed 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 symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly 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 continue with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.