All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unsanctioned transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting from us, you’ll exert total command over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain name 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 couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock 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 more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer process straight away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.