Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar. The transfer process is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will give you full authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.