All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you buy a Linux hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that 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 change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.