Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you order a Linux hosting from our company, you will be able to administer all domains registered through us via our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a small padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panel tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the transfer procedure right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.