All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.