Transferring an active domain involves changing the company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain 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

With a shared service from us, you will exert full command over your domain names through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, as long as the particular domain extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking it once again will enable you to modify that status. In case you wish to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can initiate the procedure instantly. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation period or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you will just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of mouse clicks. All your domains will be shown in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name 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 our company will need to do, so you can continue with the transfer procedure right away. The change will take effect immediately, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites.