All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.