Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you buy a Linux hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage 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 mouse clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll notice a tiny padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with our company is very easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your 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 in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed momentarily and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.