All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you will alter its status. The update 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 websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process right away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.