Transferring an existing domain involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting, and will require literally two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you’ll be able to go ahead with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.