Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a shared website 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 several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is amazingly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon if the given domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change immediately and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.