Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once again and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different admin panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.