All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. 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 company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a web hosting plan from us, you will have total command over your domains through our in-house 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, as long as the particular TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact 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 name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer straight away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.