Transferring an already registered domain entails switching 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 record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain name. 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

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

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will see a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.