Transferring an already registered domain entails switching the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You will not have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.