Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click again and you will change its status. The update will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.