All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs 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 can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once again and you will be all set. 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 have to sign in and out of different Control Panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change instantaneously and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.