All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a web hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to modify that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. 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 domain name transfer right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.