All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater 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 a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.