Transferring an existing domain entails switching the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails several 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 domain name registry operators. It’s a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Shared Website Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with each and every shared website hosting package that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domains. You will see all domain names registered through us conveniently displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can alter the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not have 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 see something different on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the information that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domains with us is unbelievably easy and the registrar lock option is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domain names registered through us using the same Control Panel via which you will manage your hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain name supports the registrar lock option. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the given domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to alter this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without the need to wait for the change to be displayed on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.