All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains 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 owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that 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 feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting plans, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantaneously 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 initiate the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.