Transferring an active domain name entails changing the company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register 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 Hosting

With a hosting plan from us, you’ll exercise complete authority over your domain names through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, provided that the specific Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain name registrar, you can start the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a tiny padlock icon next to each domain name there, on the condition that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and modify the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.