Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our website hosting, and will require literally two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click once again and you will alter its status. The update will take effect momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.