All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.