Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be removed 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 Web Hosting

With a Linux web hosting from our company, you’ll have complete control over your domains through our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered through us, as long as the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will find next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to update that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just need to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll notice a tiny padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and initiate the domain name transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.