All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll alter 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 ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to proceed with the domain transfer process without waiting for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.