Transferring an active domain name entails changing the domain name registrar that handles the domain registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS resource record modifications through the new domain name registrar. The transfer procedure itself is standard with most generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions. Certain country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain. The lock is a security feature, which is being embraced by more and more domain registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain is locked, it will not be possible to initiate a transfer process, so nobody can even attempt to take your domain name. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this feature are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

With a cloud plan from our company, you’ll have absolute authority over your domains through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking & unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, as long as the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Hepsia Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once again will enable you to alter that status. If you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the procedure right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to follow the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have registered a domain through our company and you want to transfer it, you can easily unlock it via the very 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 will see a tiny padlock icon on the right side of each domain there, provided that its extension supports the registrar lock feature. You can find out whether the domain name is locked or not by clicking on this icon and update the present status by clicking on it once again. You can then go ahead and initiate the transfer procedure straight away without having to wait for the status to be updated on WHOIS lookup websites, as the update will take effect immediately without you or us having to do anything else.