All generic extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the safety measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting package from our company, you’ll exert full control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change right away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.