Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting from our company, you’ll exert complete authority over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the particular TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to change that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the process straight away. 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 need to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown alphabetically and on the right you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.