All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to block any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from us, you’ll exert complete command over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to modify that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

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’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like 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 once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.