Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default 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 register your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total authority over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently 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 the icon, you can find out if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then continue and initiate the domain transfer right away without waiting for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.