Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domains. You’ll find all domain names 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 tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present 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 momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect immediately, you will be able to go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure without waiting for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Control Panel.