Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.