Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch 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 domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will give you absolute command over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You will find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate instantaneously, you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be updated on WHOIS sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it again will be just as easy and will not take more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.