Transferring an active domain entails changing the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared hosting plan that we offer, will grant you total command over your domain names. You will see all domain names registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain is locked or unlocked and you can change the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar company and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will 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 name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the domain name transfer procedure straight away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites.