Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The 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 domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment 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 authority over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate right away, you will be able to proceed with the domain transfer process without the need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.