Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute command over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. 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 given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate momentarily, you’ll be able to proceed with the transfer without waiting for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and decide 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 clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.