All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting service, and will require exactly two clicks. 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’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify 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 initiate the domain transfer process straight away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.