Transferring an active domain name entails switching the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is very easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our website hosting plans, and will take exactly two mouse clicks. All your domains will be displayed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will notice the domain’s current status. Click again and you will change its status. The update will take effect immediately without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can continue with the transfer process straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve registered a domain through our company and you wish to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it through 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’ll see a small padlock-like icon next to each domain name there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether 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 initiate the domain transfer procedure right away without having to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will propagate momentarily without you or us having to do anything else.