All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to impede unapproved transfers of active domain names. Many registry operators that manage ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just need to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away. The update will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.