All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated on purpose, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting from us, you will exercise complete authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will permit you to change that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process immediately. 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 name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.