All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code top-level domain names that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to block any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting from our company, you will exert total authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to edit that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the transfer straight away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.