Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the 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 itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every shared web hosting package that we offer, will grant you full command over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the information that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.