All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to prevent unsolicited transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to block any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute command over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the specific gTLD or ccTLD 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 present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to edit that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name 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 have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish 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 name ready with just a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.