Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll exert total command over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to edit that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a couple of mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer right away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.