Transferring an already registered domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry operators. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start 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 and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domain names. You’ll find all domain names registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can see if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once more – the process is as straightforward as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with just a few clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will administer your web hosting account. If a particular gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can modify the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the transfer process right away. The update will propagate immediately, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.