All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute control over your domain names 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 our company, provided that the specific generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on 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 allow you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. 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’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer straight away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.