All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domains. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer process straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.