Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll see all domains registered through our company conveniently listed 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 on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have 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 notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is really easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you’ll be able to go ahead with the domain transfer without needing to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.