Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register 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 domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

If you order a Linux website hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a small padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it away, you’ll just have to click once again and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking once again. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without having to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.