All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud packages, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click once again and you will change 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 continue with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the transfer right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.