All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain 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 name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage 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 will see a padlock icon if 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 will be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.