Transferring an active domain name involves switching the registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific TLD extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to initiate a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to take your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domains that support this functionality are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

Locking and unlocking a domain registered through us is incredibly easy. This can be achieved through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with our Linux cloud hosting, and will take exactly two clicks of the mouse. All your domains will be listed alphabetically in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel and next to those whose extensions support the domain lock option, you’ll notice a padlock-like sign. Click on it once and you’ll see the current status of the domain name. Click again and you will change its status. The update will take effect instantly without the need for you or for us to do anything else for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, so you can go ahead with the transfer right away.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domain names with our company is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature makes no exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you will administer your web hosting account. For your convenience, the domains will be shown in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will notice a padlock-like icon in case the particular domain supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you will see if the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once more. The status will be changed instantaneously and you will be able to start the transfer without the need to wait for the update to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for our company to do anything on our end.