Transferring an active domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domain names. You’ll see 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 on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.