All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater 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 domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is truly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared website hosting packages, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.