Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve 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 domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting from us, you will exercise total authority over your domains through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through our company, provided that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock symbol that you’ll find next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will permit you to alter that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then go ahead and start the domain transfer procedure straight away without needing to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.