Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is amazingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Control Panel.