Learn how the Registrar Lock option functions and also how it will help you safeguard your domain.
Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process 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 name entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Website Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is amazingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting service
, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is remarkably easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server
. You will see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect momentarily, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.