All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a Linux shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll have complete authority over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company 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 domains 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 specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate immediately, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.