All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Many registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.