Transferring an already registered domain name involves changing the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt 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 domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting plan from us, you will exercise absolute authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, provided that the particular domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will allow you to alter that status. If you want to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect instantly, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain name through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed alphabetically in your account and you will notice a mini padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate immediately without you or us having to do anything else.