Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will 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 domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the specific domain name is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to initiate the transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.