Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry operators. 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 nobody can even try to register 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 feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

With a web hosting plan from us, you will have full authority over your domain names through our custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, provided that the specific domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking on the padlock logo that you’ll notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it for the second time will enable you to alter that status. In case you want to transfer a domain name to another registrar company, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’d like to transfer a domain name 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 just several mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a specific generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can go ahead with the transfer procedure straight away. The update will propagate instantly, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites.