Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary 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 organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be removed 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 when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting package from us, you’ll exert total command over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will allow you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain 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 will just have to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is extremely easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be changed straight away and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.