Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting package from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock icon. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you’ll just need to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to log in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is incredibly easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantly, you’ll be able to initiate the transfer without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.