Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux hosting packages, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is really easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see if the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will change instantly and you will be able to start the transfer without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.