All generic domain extensions and certain country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to impede unsanctioned transfers of existing domain names. Lots of registry operators that manage ccTLDs that don’t support this feature are in the process of introducing it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can accomplish that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to prevent any unsolicited transfer attempts. The lock option is among the security measures for regulating the transfer of active domain names between domain name registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

If you get a Linux cloud website hosting package from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want 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 clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice 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 modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.