Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s 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 steal 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 functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every hosting package that we offer, will give you full authority over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Domain Manager section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the change will take effect instantaneously, you will be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.