All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name 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 registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud web hosting, and will require literally 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 domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click again and you’ll change 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 go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.