Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch 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 the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute authority 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 next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain transfer right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.