Transferring an existing domain involves switching the registrar company that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you will 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 universal and country-specific domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different procedures, but in the general case transferring a domain involves a few basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety option, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It’s a default feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it won’t be possible to start a transfer procedure, so no one can even try to register your domain. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domains that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Website Hosting

With a Linux cloud website hosting from us, you’ll exert complete command over your domain names through our in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you would like, including locking & unlocking any of the domains registered through us, provided that the particular Top-Level Domain extension supports this option. Clicking the padlock icon that you will see next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking it once again will enable you to edit that status. In case you’d like to transfer a domain to another domain name registrar, you can start the process instantaneously. Since unlocking a domain through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the very same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Administering your domains with us is amazingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. If you have a semi-dedicated server account, you’ll be able to manage the domain names registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For the sake of convenience, the domains will be shown alphabetically and on the right you will see a padlock icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you’ll see whether the specific domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated instantly and you will be able to initiate the domain transfer without needing to wait for the change to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for our company to do anything on our end.