All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain 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 complete command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.