Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate 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 name is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we offer, will give you total authority over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the procedure is as simple as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect instantly, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you would like to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can alter the status by clicking once more. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can start the transfer right away. The change will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.