All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website 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 website hosting plans, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager 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 see the domain name’s present status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.