All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety 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 access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting package from our company, you’ll have complete control 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 through us, as long as the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to update that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can initiate the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.