All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain 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 name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click for the second time and you will 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 continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.