All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux website hosting packages, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect 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 initiate the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.