All generic Top-Level Domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry organizations that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option 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 been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will permit you to modify that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter 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 domain transfer process straight away. The change will take effect immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.