All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names 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 an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently listed 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 on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need 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 see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.