All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to impede any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a hosting package from us, you’ll exercise absolute command over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the transfer process straight away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.