Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure 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 several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security 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 is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting package from us, you will exercise absolute command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to alter that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can initiate the process right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will have to do, so you can initiate the domain transfer straight away. The change will propagate immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.