Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting, and will take literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect instantaneously 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 initiate the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer process without having to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.