Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name 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 Website Hosting

With a Linux website hosting from us, you’ll have total control over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you will find next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to alter that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is astonishingly 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 domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out if the particular domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without the need to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.