Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our web hosting plans, and will require exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be shown alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will propagate instantly without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can proceed with the transfer process right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is truly easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect straight away, you’ll be able to initiate the transfer procedure without having to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a few clicks in your Control Panel.