Transferring an existing domain name involves switching the domain name registrar that handles the registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most Top-Level Domain extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain entails several basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain registry operators. It is a default feature supported by all gTLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through our company is amazingly easy. This can be accomplished through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud website hosting packages, and will take exactly two clicks. All your domains will be shown alphabetically in the Domain Manager section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the registrar lock option, you will see a padlock-like symbol. Click on it once and you’ll notice the present status of the domain name. Click for the second time and you’ll alter 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 sites, so you can initiate the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domain names with us is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the exact same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domain names will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will see a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will find out whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking again. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to start the transfer process without needing to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.