Transferring an existing domain entails switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS updates through the new company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, 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 feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even attempt to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.
Registrar Lock in Shared Hosting
Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through our company is incredibly easy. This can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting, and will require exactly two mouse clicks. All your domain names will be listed in alphabetical order in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you will notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll alter its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be ‘refreshed’ on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can proceed with the transfer process straight away.
Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away, you can quickly unlock it via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All registrations will be shown alphabetically in your account and you will see a mini padlock-like icon on the right side of each domain name there, on the condition that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can find out whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on this icon and change the current status by clicking on it once more. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer right away without waiting for the status to be changed on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will propagate instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.