Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting service from us, you’ll exercise absolute control over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll find next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will enable you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantly and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.