All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have 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 listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer right away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.