Transferring an existing domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer process is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a security option, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It’s a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to steal 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 functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you full control over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us conveniently listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a mini padlock icon on their right. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking once again – the process is as simple as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect immediately, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they display.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you wish to transfer a domain from our company to another domain name registrar and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to get the domain name ready with just several mouse clicks. All your domain name registrations will be listed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll manage your hosting account. If a given gTLD or ccTLD supports the registrar lock feature, you’ll notice a padlock icon. You can find out if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can update the status by clicking again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will need to do, so you can proceed with the transfer right away. The update will take effect momentarily, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup websites.