Transferring an existing domain involves changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting package that we offer, will give you complete command over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.