All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of 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 an individual who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is among the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud plan from our company, you will exercise complete control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to update that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will 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 again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the transfer straight away. The update will take effect instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.