Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain 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 Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting plan from our company, you will be able to administer all domain names registered through us using our Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of mouse clicks. All registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the hosting Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a tiny padlock logo. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it away, you’ll just need to click once more and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are managed in the very same place as the hosting account itself, you will not have to sign in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer process straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.