All generic domain extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a registrant who has been granted access to the account with the current domain name registrar can do that. New domain names are registered with the lock option enabled on purpose, so as to prevent any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the security measures for controlling the transfer of existing domain names between domain name registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a hosting plan from our company, you will exercise full control over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, on the condition that the specific domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once more will permit you to modify that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. 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 through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.