Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain 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. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced 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 procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a Linux shared web hosting plan from our company, you will have complete command over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will enable you to change that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure momentarily. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.