All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better 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 access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it, you will just need to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.