All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting 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 person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you’ll exert complete control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will enable you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.