All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for controlling 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 name registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting services, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate 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 process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you’ll be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.