All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t 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 an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting package that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.