All generic domain name extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose function is to prevent unwanted transfers of existing domain names. Lots of domain registry operators that manage country-code Top-Level Domains that don’t support this option are in the process of adopting it for the sake of security and for the convenience of the domain owners. A domain can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only an individual who has been granted access to the account with the current registrar company can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled deliberately, so as to impede any unapproved transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the safety 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 plan from us, you’ll exert full authority over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.