Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications 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 steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete control over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You will not need 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 sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only several clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.