Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute control over your domain names. You’ll see all domain names registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

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