All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain registry organizations that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. 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 domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute control over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will enable you to alter that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period 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 Hosting

Managing your domains with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got 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’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side 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 alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.