Transferring an active domain entails changing the registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record updates through the new registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

If you purchase a hosting from our company, you’ll be able to manage all domains registered through us using our Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to unlock any of them with only a few clicks. All registrations will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Control Panel and for each one of them you will see a mini padlock sign. Clicking on it will show you the present security lock status. If the domain name is locked and you want to transfer it, you’ll just have to click for the second time and you will be all set. Locking a domain is just as easy and since the domain names are administered in the same location as the web hosting account itself, you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you want to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar company and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain ready with only a couple of clicks. All your domain name registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you will manage your hosting account. If a given generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will notice a padlock icon. You can see if the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or our company will need to do, so you can initiate the domain name transfer process right away. The update will take effect instantaneously, so you will not have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.