Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is 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 try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a Linux web hosting package from us, you will have full command over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock sign that you will 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 allow you to update that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will change instantaneously and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.