All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will take effect immediately 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 right away.