Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name 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 Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full command over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is unbelievably easy and can be done through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domain names in the Domain Manager section and those 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 take effect instantaneously, you will be able to start the domain transfer without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.