Transferring an active domain name entails switching the domain name registrar that provides the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS modifications through the new registrar company. The transfer process is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain name. The lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting package that we offer, will grant you complete authority over your domains. You’ll find all domains registered through our company neatly listed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the registrar lock option will have a small padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can see if the particular domain name is locked or unlocked and you can modify the present status by clicking once again – the process is as straightforward as that. You will not need to wait for the change to propagate or for our company to do anything, as the status change takes effect momentarily, even if you notice something else on WHOIS lookup websites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the details that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy and can be achieved through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domain names in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate right away, you will be able to go ahead with the domain transfer without waiting for the registrar lock status to change on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and decide not to transfer the domain away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel.