All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.