Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux web hosting, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain’s present status. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer procedure right away.