All generic TLD extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will give you total command over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.