Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

If you buy a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just several mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like 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 domains are managed in the very same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panel tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.