Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names 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 displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the given domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will find out if the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed right away and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.