All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to block unapproved transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry organizations that oversee country-code top-level domain names that do not support this option are in the process of introducing it for better safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domain names are registered with the lock option activated intentionally, so as to impede any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux cloud web hosting service from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it, you’ll just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same location as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different admin panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.