Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The 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 option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a shared web hosting service from our company, you will have complete authority over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can start the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.