All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain name. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously 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 proceed with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web 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 option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.