Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most TLD 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. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered 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 registered through us is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared plans, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown 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 sign. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect 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 continue with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can continue with the transfer process right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.