Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through our company conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is really easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate instantaneously, you will be able to proceed with the domain name transfer process without the need to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as easy and will not require more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.