All generic extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock functionality whose purpose is to block unsolicited transfers of active domain names. Lots of domain registry organizations that supervise country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for better security and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain 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 do that. New domains are registered with the lock feature enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domains between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you buy a Linux hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you will just need to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.