Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name 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 organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux website hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a tiny padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you will just need to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different systems.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with us is incredibly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you’ll notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change instantly and you will be able to initiate the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.