Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures 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’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting plans, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s current status. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will propagate instantaneously without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with our company is truly easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed alphabetically and on the right-hand side you’ll see a padlock-like icon if the given domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you will find out whether the specific domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to update this status by clicking again. The status will be changed immediately and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without the need to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.