All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer process right away without the need 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.