Transferring an active domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the 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 process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is remarkably easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our hosting plans, and will require literally two clicks. All your domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you will notice the current status of the domain name. Click once more and you will change its status. The change will take effect immediately without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with only a few clicks. All your domains will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain name transfer procedure right away. The update will take effect instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.