All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total command over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

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