All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose purpose is to hinder unauthorized transfers of active domain names. Many domain name registry organizations that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of adopting it for the sake of 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 person who has been given access to the account with the current domain name registrar can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock feature activated deliberately, so as to stop any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock feature is among the safety measures for controlling the transfer of existing domains between registrar companies that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you will exert full authority over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain 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’d like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once again. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.