All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud web hosting plans, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will 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 modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the transfer right away. The change will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.