Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar company that handles the registration service, so after the transfer itself, you will have to manage things like renewal fees or DNS record modifications through the new domain registrar. The transfer procedure is standard with most top-level domain name extensions. Some country-code extensions are more specific and entail different steps, but in the general case transferring a domain name involves several basic steps and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a safety feature, which is being adopted by more and more domain name registry organizations. It’s a standard feature supported by all generic TLDs. If a domain is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even attempt to snatch your domain. The domain lock can be removed only through the account where the domain name is registered in the first place and all new domain names that support this feature are locked by default when they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Hosting

The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer, will grant you complete command over your domains. You’ll see all domains registered through us neatly displayed in alphabetical order in a separate section of the Control Panel. Those whose extensions support the domain lock option will have a mini padlock icon next to them. By clicking on the icon, you can find out if the specific domain name is locked or unlocked and you can update the present status by clicking again – the procedure is as simple as that. You won’t need to wait for the update to take effect or for our company to do anything, as the change of the status takes effect instantly, even if you notice something different on WHOIS lookup sites. After all, it takes time for such sites to update the info that they show.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Locking or unlocking any domain registered through our company is extremely easy and can be done through the Hepsia Control Panel – the one via which you manage your semi-dedicated server. You will see all your domains in the Registered Domains section and the ones whose extensions support the registrar lock feature will have a padlock icon next to them. You can unlock any domain by clicking on its icon and since the update will propagate momentarily, you will be able to proceed with the transfer process without having to wait for the lock status to be updated on WHOIS lookup sites. If you reconsider your decision and opt not to transfer the domain name away from us, locking it again will be just as simple and will not require more than a couple of clicks of the mouse in your hosting Control Panel.