Transferring an existing domain entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change 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 initiate the transfer process right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.