Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment 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 give you full command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. 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 more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change 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 websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect right away, you will be able to continue with the domain name transfer process without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than several mouse clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.