All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect instantaneously, you’ll be able to go ahead with the transfer without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your Control Panel.