All generic domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to stop any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting from our company, you will have total command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo 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 change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name 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 start the transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.