All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to hinder unsanctioned transfers of existing domains. Many domain registry operators that oversee ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to hinder any unsolicited 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 adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud hosting service from us, you’ll have absolute authority over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, as long as the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to alter that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.