Transferring an active domain involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name 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 entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature 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 complete control over your domain names. You will see all domains registered through us neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking again – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a few mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you will administer your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away. The change will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.