All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to stop unsolicited transfers of existing domain names. Many registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has access to the account with the current registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled on purpose, so as to hinder any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you buy a Linux hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a small padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.