All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the 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 you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be updated straight away and you will be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.