Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a Linux shared hosting package from our company, you will have absolute command over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated momentarily and you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without needing to wait for the update to be displayed on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.