Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced 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 try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the change will propagate instantly, you’ll be able to continue with the domain name transfer procedure without having to wait for the lock status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not take more than a few mouse clicks in your hosting Control Panel.