Transferring an already registered domain entails changing the domain registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer process itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every web hosting plan that we offer, will give you complete control over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the given domain name is locked or unlocked and you can change the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to ‘refresh’ the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll find out if the specific domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking again. The status will be updated immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer without having to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.