Transferring an existing domain entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain 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 option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will give you absolute control over your domains. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the domain name transfer process right away without the need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.