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

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain transfer process right away. The update will propagate immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.