All generic top-level domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock feature whose function is to stop unsanctioned transfers of active domains. Many domain name registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that do not support this feature are in the process of adopting it for greater safety and for the convenience of the domain name registrants. A domain name can be transferred only if it is unlocked and only an individual who has been given access to the account with the current registrar company can do that. New domains are registered with the lock option activated deliberately, so as to hinder any unsanctioned transfer attempts. The lock feature is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between registrars that have been introduced over the years.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting from our company, you’ll exert complete authority over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to update that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.