All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll 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 just a few mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you will just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different systems.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.