Transferring an already registered domain involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain 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 and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting from our company, you will exert complete command over your domains through our custom Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock symbol that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to alter that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.