All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is extremely easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be updated momentarily and you will be able to start the transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.