All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unauthorized transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain owners. 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 registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between registrar companies that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared package from our company, you’ll exert complete control over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is extremely easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage 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-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will change straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.