All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that 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 option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option 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 Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer straight away. The update will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.