All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you will exert full control over your domain names 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 us, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want 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 a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. That’s 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 transfer straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.