All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among 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 Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is astonishingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared packages, and will require exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can continue with the transfer straight away.