Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through our company neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your hosting account. For your convenience, the domain names will be displayed alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out whether the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will change straight away and you’ll be able to start the transfer procedure without needing to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.