All generic top-level domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose function is to block unapproved transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will exert absolute command over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to change that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer procedure right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.