All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting plans, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order 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 sign. Click on it once and you will see the present status of the domain. Click again and you will change its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is truly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect right away, you will be able to go ahead with the transfer process without waiting for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.