All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated intentionally, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domain names between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you will have total command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to edit that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process straight away. 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 is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify 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 continue with the domain transfer straight away. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.