Transferring an already registered domain involves changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new company. The transfer process itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several basic steps 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 is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain 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 Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is truly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our hosting, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domain names will be shown in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will notice a padlock-like icon. Click on it once and you’ll notice the current status of the domain. Click again and you will alter its status. The change will take effect instantaneously without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can easily unlock it through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to manage your semi-dedicated server account. All domain name registrations will be listed in alphabetical order in your account and you will notice a mini padlock icon next to each domain there, as long as its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain transfer procedure straight away without the need to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the change will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.