Transferring an existing domain entails changing the registrar that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, 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 TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer, will give you full command over your domains. You will see all domains registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate Control Panel section. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a tiny padlock icon on their right. By clicking the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can alter the current status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you see something else on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to ‘refresh’ the info that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can find out if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking for a second time. This is all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can continue with the domain transfer procedure right away. The update will propagate instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to change on WHOIS lookup websites.