Transferring an existing domain entails switching the company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The lock can be annulled 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 Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domains. You’ll find all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need 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 notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through us is astonishingly 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 domain names in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect immediately, you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure without the need to wait for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup websites. If you change your mind and opt not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than a few clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.