Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the domain registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS record modifications through the new company. The transfer process is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic top-level domain names. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer procedure, so nobody can even try to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Web Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every web hosting package that we offer, will grant you full authority over your domain names. You will find all domains registered through our company conveniently displayed 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 the icon, you can find out if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the current status by clicking once more – the procedure is as straightforward as that. You won’t have to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantaneously, even if you see something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such websites to update the details that they show.