All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Many domain registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to hinder any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll exercise absolute control over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will permit you to modify that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.