All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name 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 domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing 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 us is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically 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 symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s current status. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.