Transferring an active domain name entails changing the registrar company that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain name. The domain 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 when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is remarkably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our web hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will see a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you will change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer procedure right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just a few clicks. All your domain names will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a specific gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer right away. The update will take effect immediately, so you will not need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.