All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain 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 achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.