Transferring an active domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. 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 feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting from our company, you’ll have complete command over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, as long as the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to modify that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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