All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown 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 will see the current status of the domain. Click once more and you will alter its status. The change will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company 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 Servers

Managing your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.