Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared web hosting packages, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain. Click for the second time and you will alter its status. The update will propagate instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is very easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain name is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to start the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.