All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise 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 on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting from us, you will exert full authority over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will enable you to update that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice 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 for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.