Transferring an active domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain involves several necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to take your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain name registered through us is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud hosting, and will take literally two clicks. All your domains will be displayed 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’ll notice a padlock-like logo. Click on it once and you will see the current status of the domain name. Click once again and you will change its status. The update will propagate immediately 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 initiate the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Managing your domain names with us is very easy and the registrar lock option makes no exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains 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 listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see whether the particular domain name is locked or not and you’ll be able to modify this status by clicking once more. The status will be updated immediately and you’ll be able to start the domain transfer process without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.