All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better security 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 registrant who has access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to stop any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of active domains between domain registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting plan from us, you’ll have total command over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will allow you to alter that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without having to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.