Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

With a website hosting from us, you will have complete control over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will enable you to update that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. 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 is just as easy – you will just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click the icon, you’ll find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you will be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed straight away and you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.