Transferring an already registered domain name entails changing the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, 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 universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every website hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. 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 given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect immediately, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just a couple of clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain name transfer straight away. The change will take effect momentarily, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.