All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domains. Lots of domain name registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting from our company, you’ll exercise absolute control over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to edit that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.