Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a web hosting from us, you will have absolute control over your domain names through our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to edit that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is unbelievably easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names 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 by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate immediately, you will be able to start the transfer procedure without the need to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.