Transferring an existing domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure 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 name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be removed 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 Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you absolute control over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.