Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some 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. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

With a website hosting plan from our company, you’ll exert full control over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll see next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to change that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and start the transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.