All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will 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 managed in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin consoles.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.