Transferring an active domain name entails switching the company that provides the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS entry updates through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and involve different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain entails a few necessary steps and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a security option, which is being embraced by more and more registry organizations. It is a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to steal your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain is registered and all new domain names that support this functionality are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a cloud website hosting plan from our company, you’ll exercise complete control over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through our company, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it for the second time will permit you to change that status. If you wish to transfer a domain to another registrar, you can initiate the procedure immediately. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect momentarily, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just need to complete the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’d like to transfer a domain from our company to another registrar and you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to get the domain name ready with only several mouse clicks. All your domain registrations will be displayed in a separate section of the Hepsia Control Panel – the exact same tool via which you’ll administer your hosting account. If a particular generic or country-code TLD supports the registrar lock feature, you will see a padlock icon. You can see whether the domain is locked or not by clicking on that icon once and you can change the status by clicking once again. That’s all it takes and there will be nothing else that you or we will have to do, so you can proceed with the domain name transfer process straight away. The change will propagate instantaneously, so you won’t have to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites.