Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps 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 is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a shared web hosting from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it, you will just have to click once more 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 location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case 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 will manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed instantaneously and you will be able to start the transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.