Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a hosting plan from our company, you’ll exert absolute command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the specific domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to edit that status. If you would like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the 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’ll notice a small padlock-like icon next to each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and start the transfer right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.