All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 company can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will change its status. The change 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 initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.