All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.
Registrar Lock in Web Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.