Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take 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 the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to manage all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just need to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same location as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different Control Panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer right away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.