Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared web hosting plans, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll see the present status of the domain name. Click once more and you will alter 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 ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is extremely easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate instantly, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.