All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to impede unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed 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 will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantly 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

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you would 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 shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the domain name transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.