All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our cloud hosting services, and will take exactly two clicks. 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 will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect 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 proceed with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.