Transferring an active domain entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry modifications through the new registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain name registry organizations. 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 snatch your domain name. The lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is unbelievably easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting, and will require literally two clicks of the mouse. All your domain names will be displayed alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the domain name’s present status. Click again and you’ll change its status. The change will propagate momentarily without the need for you or for our company to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, so you can go ahead with the transfer straight away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through our company is astonishingly easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you administer your semi-dedicated server. You’ll see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a padlock-like icon on their right. You can unlock any domain name by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to initiate the domain name transfer process without having to wait for the lock status to be changed on WHOIS websites. If you change your mind and choose not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it once again will be just as easy and will not take more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your Hepsia Control Panel.