Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS 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 procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared web hosting plan from our company, you’ll 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 only a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it, you will 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 domains are managed in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin consoles.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll notice a padlock-like icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will find out whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.