Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain. The domain 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 functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you buy a Linux shared hosting plan from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with just a few clicks. All registrations will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you’ll see a mini padlock sign. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you would like to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you’ll be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domains are administered in the exact same location as the hosting account itself, you will not need to log in and out of different tools.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then continue and start the domain name transfer process right away without needing to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect instantly without you or us having to do anything else.