All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

If you order a cloud service 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 mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just need to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different admin panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The update will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.