Transferring an existing domain involves changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

With a Linux website hosting service from us, you will have full authority over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will allow you to modify that status. If you would like to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.