All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared website hosting, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown 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 will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the transfer without the need to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.