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 existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to block any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting 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 small padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just need to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panel tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.