Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several 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’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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 Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you’d like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the present status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer straight away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.