All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted 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 grant you total authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.