All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code 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 present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.