Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve 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 security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The 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 functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a web hosting from us, you’ll have complete command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once again will allow you to alter that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar, you can start the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domains with our company is really easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be listed alphabetically and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed right away and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.