All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect momentarily 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 continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.