All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsolicited transfers of active domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited 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 Hosting

With a shared hosting from our company, you’ll have absolute command over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking 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 it once more will permit you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you would 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 a few clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, 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 change 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 initiate the domain transfer right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.