Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a small padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you wish to transfer it away, you will just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the exact same location as the web hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panels.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through our company and you would like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the exact 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 mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.