All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security 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 access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting from our company, you will exert total command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name 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 our company will need to do, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.