All generic domain extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that do not support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a Linux cloud website hosting package from us, you will exert absolute control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will permit you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need 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’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.