Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

With a Linux shared web hosting service from our company, you will have total command over your domain names through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the specific generic or country-code TLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will enable you to edit that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through 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’ll see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it again. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer process right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.