All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unapproved transfers of active domains. Lots of domain registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting from us, you’ll exercise absolute command over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to edit that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.