Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed 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 when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate right away, you’ll be able to start the domain name transfer process without waiting for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as simple and will not take more than several clicks of the mouse in your Control Panel.