Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock icon. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t need to sign in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks of the mouse. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer straight away. The change will take effect instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.