All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to block unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. 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 registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you’ll have total control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to alter that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain 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 need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.