All generic domain name extensions and some country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to stop unwanted transfers of existing domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code TLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for greater security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated on purpose, so as to impede any unauthorized transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a Linux cloud hosting from our company, you will have absolute command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away. The change will propagate momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.