Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled 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 name registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s current status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is amazingly 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 domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantaneously and you will be able to start the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.