All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update 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 proceed with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.