All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name 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 do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between 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 plan that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter 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 go ahead with the domain name transfer process right away. The update will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.