Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you order a Linux shared hosting from our company, you will 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 couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the exact same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin dashboards.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.