Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will have absolute command over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the particular TLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will permit you to edit that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got 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 administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated right away and you will be able to start the transfer without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.