Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed 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 comes with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total control over your domain names. You’ll find all domains registered through our company conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.