Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain 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 Hosting

With a shared hosting plan from our company, you will exert complete control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will permit you to edit that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed momentarily and you will be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.