All generic extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to prevent unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been granted access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
With a Linux shared hosting from us, you will have full command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will enable you to update that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.