Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name 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

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you absolute authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names 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 mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once again – the procedure 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 instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you’d like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is 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 update will take effect instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.