Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

If you order a Linux shared web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a mini padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different Control Panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate immediately, you will be able to initiate the transfer process without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.