Transferring an active domain involves changing the registrar that provides the domain name registration service, so after the transfer, you’ll have to manage things like renewal payments or DNS updates through the new registrar company. The transfer process 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 name entails a few necessary procedures and one of them is unlocking the domain name. The lock is a security feature, which is being adopted by more and more registry organizations. It is a default feature supported by all generic Top-Level Domains. If a domain name is locked, it will be impossible to start a transfer process, so no one can even try to snatch your domain name. The domain lock can be annulled only through the account where the domain name is registered and all new domain names that support this option are locked by default the moment they are registered.

Registrar Lock in Cloud Web Hosting

With a Linux cloud web hosting from our company, you’ll have complete control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You’ll be able to do anything you’d like, including locking and unlocking any of the domains registered through us, on the condition that the specific generic or country-code domain name extension supports this feature. Clicking the padlock icon that you will notice next to any domain registered in your Control Panel will show you its current status and clicking on it for the second time will allow you to change that status. If you want to transfer a domain name to another domain registrar, you can start the process without any delays. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect immediately, no propagation interval or any action on our end will be needed. Locking a domain name is just as easy – you’ll just have to go through the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Managing your domains with us is astonishingly easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you have a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to administer the domains registered through our company using the very same Control Panel via which you will manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be displayed in alphabetical order and on the right you will notice a padlock-like icon if the particular domain supports the registrar lock option. If you click the icon, you will see if the given domain is locked or not and you’ll be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be updated instantly and you’ll be able to initiate the domain name transfer without the need to wait for the change to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites or for us to do anything on our end.