Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you’ll see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change instantly and you will be able to start the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.