Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure 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 several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name 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 attempt to steal your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you order a Linux hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will notice a tiny padlock symbol. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it away, you will just need to click once more and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the very same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not need to sign in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If 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 ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer process straight away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you won’t need to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.