All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code top-level domain names that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a hosting service from our company, you will exert total command over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will allow you to update that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your 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’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect straight away, you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a few mouse clicks in your Control Panel.