All generic top-level domain name extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting from us, you’ll exert full command over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking 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 it once more will allow you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name 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 complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the domain transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.