Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. 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 Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.