All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.