Transferring an already registered domain name entails switching the domain registrar that provides the domain registration service, so after the transfer itself, you’ll have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS entry updates through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most universal and country-specific top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain name entails a few basic procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The domain lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to start a transfer process, so nobody can even try to steal your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain 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 Hosting

With a cloud hosting from our company, you’ll exert absolute authority over your domains through our custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered here, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code Top-Level Domain extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock sign that you’ll notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it once more will permit you to modify that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can initiate the procedure straight away. Since unlocking a domain through your Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation time or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just need to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it, you can quickly unlock it through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which you use to administer your semi-dedicated server account. All domain registrations will be displayed in alphabetical order in your account and you’ll see a small padlock icon next to each domain name there, provided that its generic or country-code extension supports the registrar lock option. You can see if the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and alter the current status by clicking on it once again. You can then proceed and initiate the domain name transfer procedure right away without waiting for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites, as the update will take effect instantaneously without you or us having to do anything else.