All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unwanted transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the specific TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.