All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting 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 an individual 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 enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is really easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared website hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.