All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting service from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just have to click once more and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer right away. The change will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.