All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will change its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.