All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Many registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting plans, and will take exactly two mouse 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 domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will take effect instantly 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 continue with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with us is really easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.