Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve 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 embraced by more and more registry operators. 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 attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared plans, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.