Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

With a shared hosting from our company, you will exert complete authority over your domains through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the particular top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to edit that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you’ll notice a small padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the transfer process straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.