Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is very easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux shared website hosting, and will take literally two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s present status. Click once more and you’ll change its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you have registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you’ll see a small padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the transfer straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.