All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared web hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically 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 domain name’s current status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily 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 continue with the transfer procedure right away.