Transferring an existing domain name entails changing the company that handles the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to register your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domains that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

If you order a Linux web hosting package from our company, you’ll be able to administer all domain names registered through us via our Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to unlock any of them with only several clicks of the mouse. All registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a small padlock logo. Clicking it will show you the current security lock status. If the domain is locked and you’d like to transfer it, you will just need to click for the second time and that’s it. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same location as the hosting account itself, you will not have to log in and out of different user interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you want to transfer a domain name from our company to another domain registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain ready with just several clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the very same tool via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock-like icon. You can see 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. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can start the domain name transfer right away. The update will propagate instantly, so you won’t need to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.