All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is truly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will change momentarily and you will be able to start the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.