Transferring an active domain entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, 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 safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name 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 Website Hosting

With a website hosting service from our company, you’ll exert absolute control over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the specific domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is extremely easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate straight away, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks in your Control Panel.