Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new company. The transfer procedure is standard with most domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is astonishingly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the domain name’s present status. Click once again and you’ll alter its status. The change will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is really easy and can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You’ll find all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will take effect momentarily, you will be able to continue with the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the registrar lock status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites. If you reconsider your decision and choose not to transfer the domain name away from our company, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.