All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting services, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s present status. 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 ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.