Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you’ll just need to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different admin consoles.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer straight away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.