Transferring an active domain involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure 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 name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain 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 top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The 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

With a shared web hosting from us, you’ll exert absolute control over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock sign that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will permit you to modify that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period 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 Servers

Administering your domains with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your 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 if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.