All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.