Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The 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 the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is really easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared website hosting packages, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly 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 go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is exceptionally easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very 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 will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.