Transferring an active domain name entails changing the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, 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 generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain 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 Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared website hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The update will propagate immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is incredibly easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate immediately, you will be able to start the transfer procedure without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than several mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.