All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

With a website hosting from us, you will exert full command over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to update that status. If you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated straight away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.