All generic TLD extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to impede unwanted transfers of existing domains. Lots of domain name registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting from our company, you’ll exert full authority over your domains through our in-house developed 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, as long as the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to alter that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the domain transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.