All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

If you order a Linux web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.