Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from us, you will exercise full control over your domains through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, as long as the specific top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will allow you to change that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer process right away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.