Transferring an active domain involves switching the domain name registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is really easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our shared hosting service, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be listed in alphabetical order in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you will see the domain’s current status. Click once more and you will alter its status. The update will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain name through us and you would like to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and start the domain name transfer right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the change will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.