Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain 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 process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is exceptionally easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared hosting packages, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will notice the domain name’s present status. Click once again and you will change its status. The change will propagate instantaneously 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 initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see 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 modify 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 start the transfer procedure straight away. The change will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.