Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the domain name’s present status. Click for the second time and you will change its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is amazingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to proceed with the transfer process without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your Control Panel.