All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will give you total command over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through our company conveniently 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 find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you will be able to go ahead with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.