Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting service from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a tiny padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.