All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of active domains. Many registry organizations that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to block any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option 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 Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you will exert complete command over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer right away. The update will take effect instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.