Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process itself is standard with most gTLD and ccTLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several necessary 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 operators. It’s a default feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a shared hosting plan from our company, you will be able to manage all domains registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with just a couple of clicks. All registrations will be listed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it away, you will just have to click once again and you will be all set. Locking a domain name is just as easy and since the domain names are managed in the very same location as the hosting account itself, you won’t have to log in and out of different platforms.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the very 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 tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, as long as its extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer right away without having to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will propagate instantly without you or us having to do anything else.