Transferring an existing domain name involves changing the domain registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default 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 register your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

With a Linux shared website hosting package from us, you’ll have complete command over your domain names through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domains registered here, on the condition that the particular gTLD or ccTLD extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock icon that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once more will enable you to update that status. In case you would like to transfer a domain to another registrar company, you can start the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out whether 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 we will need to do, so you can go ahead with the domain transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.