All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has 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 unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting plan that we offer, will give you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the procedure 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 change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.