All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of active domains. Many registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you get a Linux hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a small padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same location as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different admin dashboards.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.